Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
John Wion is a renown American flutist who held Principal Flute position of the New York City Opera for 37 years.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he studied flute with Leslie Barklamb in Melbourne, Australia until he moved to the US where he studied with Julius Baker, Claude Monteux, William Kincaid and Marcel Moyse.
He was one of the founding members of American Symphony orchestra, led by Leopold Stokowski. He played there until 1965 when he became Principle Flute at the New York City Opera.
Additionally he had performed with the Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Bolshoi Ballet, as well as played many Broadway shows.
Besides many performances in New York, John Wion made solo appearances at prestigious summer festivals throughout US, Australia and New Zealand, made recital tours together with pianist Gilbert Kalish and was part of chamber music performances with the Tokyo, Emerson, and Manhattan String Quartets.
John Wion has made a variety of recordings for Lyrichord, Turnabout, Opus1, Musical Heritage and the Hartt Music Productions labels.
He taught flute at Kean, Mannes, Queens and Brooklyn Colleges and has published a 9-volume series of opera excerpt books to help flutists prepare for auditions and performances.